Scene and Heard


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 6, 2012




Tour To Kick Off at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville


On Saturday, February 18 at 7:30pm


Tickets On Sale Monday, January 16 at 10am!


Louisville, KY (1/06/12 12:01am



Van Halen, Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of the

most important and influential rock bands of all time, announced their return to the live stage with

an extraordinary 2012 North American tour. The announcement was made late last night, during a

once-in-a-lifetime performance, at the intimate Café Wha? in New York City. Known around the

world for some of the most iconic live performances in music history, the legendary rock band will

begin their tour on Saturday, February 18th at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Kool &

The Gang will join Van Halen for select tour dates.


Reserved tickets for the Louisville show, $149.50, $79.50, $49.50 and $29.50 (plus applicable


fees), go on sale to the public on Monday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. at ,


, the KFC Yum! Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge

by phone at 1.800.745.3000. Dates, times and artists are subject to change.


In addition, Van Halen confirmed their new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, will be released in the

U.S. by Interscope Records on February 7. The first single from the album, “Tattoo”, and its

accompanying video will be debut simultaneously on Tuesday, January 10th, with album pre-orders

starting that day. A Different Kind Of Truth is Van Halen’s first original studio album with singer

David Lee Roth since the band’s classic multi-platinum album 1984.

Fans can expect Van Halen to perform selections from A Different Kind Of Truth alongside songs

from their arsenal of epic hits that include: “Eruption,” “Running with the Devil,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,”

“You Really Got Me,” “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “Everybody Wants Some,” “Unchained,” “And The

Cradle Will Rock,” “Beautiful Girls,” “Mean Street,” “Somebody Get Me A Doctor,” “Jump,” “Panama,”

“Hot For Teacher,” “I’ll Wait,” and more from their classic albums Van Halen, Van Halen II, Women

and Children First, Fair Warning, Diver Down and 1984.

Van Halen – who the

Los Angeles Times recently called “a force of nature” and “one of the flat-out

greatest rock bands on the planet” – was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in March of


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Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, Van Halen changed the rock and roll landscape forever with the

release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album displaying unparalleled stage presence, revolutionary

musicianship, and extraordinary songwriting abilities. With more than 75 million albums sold

worldwide, the band’s record of achievement is hard to top. Among a long list of awards,

recognition and accolades, Van Halen joins an elite short list of two time Diamond Award honorees

in the history of the music industry. Presented with two Diamond Award RIAA Certified Status’ for

their albums Van Halen and 1984, the band has produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of

the strongest and most influential rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to


Kool & The Gang found a special sound at the unique intersection of jazz, R&B, funk and pop. Their

music has been created by the same core of players for over thirty years: Robert “Kool” Bell, his

brother Khalis Bayyan, their longtime friends Dennis “DT” Thomas and George “Funky” Brown.

VIP Packages will also be available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive

merchandise and more. For more information please visit:


Date City Venue On Sale Date

2/18/12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center January 16

2/20/12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills January 14

2/22/12 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse January 14

2/24/12 Chicago, IL United Center January 14

2/28/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden January 14

3/1/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden January 14

3/3/12 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena January 14

3/5/12 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center January 14

3/9/12 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center January 14

3/11/12 Boston, MA TD Garden January 14

3/15/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre January 14

3/17/12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre January 14

3/21/12 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place January 14

3/24/12 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall TBA

3/28/12 Washington, DC Verizon Center January 14

3/30/12 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center January 14

4/1/12 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena January 14

4/10/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center TBA

4/12/12 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum TBA

4/14/12 Orlando, FL Amway Arena TBA

4/16/12 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena TBA

4/19/12 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena TBA

4/21/12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum TBA

4/25/12 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena TBA

4/27/12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena TBA

5/1/12 Tulsa, OK BOK Center TBA

5/5/12 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome TBA

5/7/12 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena TBA

5/9/12 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome TBA

5/11/12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place TBA

5/17/12 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre TBA

5/19/12 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center TBA

5/22/12 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center TBA

5/24/12 Denver, CO Pepsi Center TBA


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5/27/12 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena TBA

6/1/12 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center TBA

6/3/12 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena TBA

6/5/12 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion TBA

6/12/12 Anaheim, CA Honda Center TBA

6/14/12 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena TBA

6/16/12 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center TBA

6/20/12 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center TBA

6/22/12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center TBA

6/24/12 Houston, TX Toyota Center TBA

6/26/12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena TBA


Combining the legacies of three of the most influential record labels in modern music history, Interscope

Geffen A&M embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with its unification on January 1, 1999.

Headed by Chairman Jimmy Iovine, Interscope Geffen A&M is a major force in global music, developing

chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop and alternative.

Interscope Geffen A&M Records is part of Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company.